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Libraries, cities of Buffalo, Niagara Falls open cooling centers

Extreme heat warnings have prompted area cities and towns to set up cooling centers. The Buffalo and Erie County Libraries system will open three additional air-conditioned branches on Saturday – Grand Island, Newstead and North Collins – as well as 11 libraries on Sunday, including the Central Library.

Family programs will be offered, and library cards are not required. A complete list can be found on the library system website,

Cooling centers open Monday through Friday in Buffalo are:

• Autumnwood Senior Center, 1800 Clinton St., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Delavan-Grider Community Center, 877 E. Delavan Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Edward Saunders Community Center, 2777 Bailey Ave., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Friends to the Elderly, Inc. (Dorothy Collier Center), 120 E. Utica St., 9 a.m. to  5 p.m.

• Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main St., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

• Northwest Community Center, 155 Lawn Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic St., 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Richmond Summer Senior Center, 337 Summer St., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Schiller Park Senior Center, 2057 Genesee St., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Seneca Babcock Community Center, 1168 Seneca St., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St., 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• William-Emslie YMCA Senior Center, 585 William St., 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

In the City of Niagara Falls:

•  John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

•  LaSalle Senior Center, 9501 Colvin Blvd., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

In addition, these cooling centers will be open this weekend in Buffalo:

Autumnwood Senior Center, 1800 Clinton St., and the Richmond-Summer Senior Center, 337 Summer St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Broadway Market Senior Drop-In Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday only.

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